termplay VS glkitty

Compare termplay vs glkitty and see what are their differences.


GitLab: https://gitlab.com/jD91mZM2/termplay (by jD91mZM2)


port of the OpenGL gears demo to kitty terminal graphics protocol (by michaeljclark)
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termplay glkitty
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Posts with mentions or reviews of termplay. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-10-15.
  • A new way of drawing boxes in the terminal?
    2 projects | /r/programming | 15 Oct 2022
    Displaying images in the terminal has actually been possible for a while (through sixel and friends) and video playback has been demonstrated as well (https://github.com/jD91mZM2/termplay). Terminals also have had mouse support for years now (most ncurses based applications have mouse support out of the box and xterm and friends will often work with mice just fine as well). Really, it's only a matter of picking a modern terminal emulator. I like Wezterm but others prefer Kitty. There are more options, of course, pick the one you like most.
  • Wayland/X11 is bloat, any video players that run on cli direct to framebuffer?
    3 projects | /r/suckless | 15 Apr 2022
    you could use a program like https://github.com/jD91mZM2/termplay to watch videos without xorg


Posts with mentions or reviews of glkitty. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-10-15.
  • A new way of drawing boxes in the terminal?
    2 projects | /r/programming | 15 Oct 2022
    I named sixels because those are widely supported. There are other protocols (the iTerm2 protocol, for example) that can display even higher resolutions. There's also the Kitty protocol for displaying graphics. Take GLKitty for example, that's much more than I'll ever need from a terminal. The most practical use case I've seen is a terminal based file manager with image previews and they don't need that high a resolution.
  • Show HN: Warp, a Rust-based terminal for the modern age
    39 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Apr 2022
    I use configured zsh which has majority of features mentioned above. It is integrated with fzf and also has autcompletions(with help description), autosuggestions,hints, file completions and more. You can see my zsh dotfiles below.


    I could even have enabled real time type ahead completions with this plugin but i haven't (because i don't need this feature) : https://github.com/marlonrichert/zsh-autocomplete

    i use my current configuration on foot terminal (which itself is blazing fast and boasts fastest vtt parser) in linux and kitty terminal (which is very feature rich, even has terminal graphics protocol so that you can even run glxgears(opengl cube demo: https://github.com/michaeljclark/glkitty) on it) on linux and macos.

    i am sure that other shells such has fish also has these features.

    So, what benefits do i get on switching to warp? currently,i don't see any except few marketing words which aren't enough for me to start using warp.

    I might be missing something but i am all ears.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing termplay and glkitty you can also consider the following projects:

alacritty - A cross-platform, OpenGL terminal emulator.

warp - Secure and simple terminal sharing

Warp - Warp is a modern, Rust-based terminal with AI built in so you and your team can build great software, faster.

hwatch - A modern alternative to the watch command, records the differences in execution results and can check this differences at after.

wezterm - A GPU-accelerated cross-platform terminal emulator and multiplexer written by @wez and implemented in Rust

video2ascii - Yet another video to ASCII animation (in Rust)

workflows - Workflows make it easy to browse, search, execute and share commands (or a series of commands)--without needing to leave your terminal.

glsnip - copy and paste across machines

termbench - Simple benchmark for terminal output

warp - A super-easy, composable, web server framework for warp speeds.

terminal - The new Windows Terminal and the original Windows console host, all in the same place!

vtebench - Generate benchmarks for terminal emulators